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Speaker Ryan, think big on corporate tax reform

Sep 17, 2017 — Herman Cain

I’ve always liked Paul Ryan and I still do. Way before he was Speaker of the House, he was one of the House’s leading thinkers on how to deal with federal spending and taxation so we could seriously address debt and the growth of government.

It’s hard to believe now, with all the disenchantment conservatives feel over the failures of the Republican House majority (though the Republican Senate has been far worse), but at one time conservatives were very excited by the prospect of Paul Ryan on the 2012 presidential ticket.


Scott Rasmussen: Community problem solving, not politics, is the cure for America

Sep 14, 2017 — Herman Cain

Community Problem Solving (CPS) is the second step in Scott Rasmussen’s new book about what America must do to succeed, because politics has failed.

As a reminder, one step is to realize that our culture leads politics, and political solutions lag community solutions. Stated another way, get the people to believe something, whether true or not, and eventually they will accept the political solution that appears to match what they have been brainwashed to believe.


Jamele Hill rants that President Trump is a ‘white supremacist’ et al; keeps her job at ESPN

Sep 13, 2017 — Herman Cain

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill is the latest example of the media saying something over and over, and often enough that others will pick it up in the media and the public as fact, when it’s a blatant lie.

I know, because it happened to me when I ran for president.

I was repeatedly accused of sexual harassment while the media had no proof, and no corroboration of the accusers’ stories whatsoever!


Disrupting the political ecosystem

Sep 12, 2017 — Herman Cain

“An ecosystem is comprised of all the non-living elements and living species in a specific local environment. Components of most ecosystems include water, air, sunlight, soil, plants, microorganisms, insects and animals.”

The most commonly known ecosystem with all of these components is a swamp. And yes, a swamp has lots of dangerous animals.


Trump trumps Capitol Hill Republicans, because getting things done is his priority

Sep 11, 2017 — Herman Cain

You may have seen Dan’s piece on this last Thursday, looking at how it’s part of a bigger-picture strategy by the president to basically disrupt everything about how Washington does business. That’s a perspective you’ll want to consider as you observe events like this.

But let’s look for a second just at what happened on Wednesday, when President Trump pushed aside Republican congressional leaders and made a deal with – gasp! – Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to raise the debt ceiling for only three months. Republican leaders wanted to raise it enough to last all the way past the 2018 elections, but President Trump wanted to get the issue off the table for the moment so it wouldn’t hamper efforts to pass hurricane relief for Houston and without a doubt, now Florida too.


Compromise kills solutions

Sep 5, 2017 — Herman Cain

The Democrats would like for people to believe they were not cheering the Republicans’ failure to pass ACA repeal and replace legislation, but they were cheering. To them it’s a political victory despite the financial pain and suffering imposed on the American people.

Political victory at all costs is the history of congressional Democrats in recent times, and it starts with their way or no way, or we’re going to be called obstructionists. They call it compromise. Start with trying to fix the ACA, as an example, and then they will negotiate a few crumbs to the Republicans.


Democrats’ tax reform deception

Sep 4, 2017 — Herman Cain

Here we go again!

A Republican president begins his push for significant tax reform, and the Democrats draw the usual misleading and deceptive battle lines.


Why Trump’s four-point tax reform agenda hits the right priorities

Sep 3, 2017 — Herman Cain

Whenever a Republican president offers a vision for policy reform, the media claims he is “short on specifics.” So it was last week when President Trump traveled to Missouri to begin his push for the reform of America’s tax code.

Of course, I remember what happened when I unveiled my 9-9-9 plan. It was chock full of specifics, and people bashed (and usually misrepresented) the specifics. You can’t win.


It took the disaster of Hurricane Harvey to find the goodness in us

Aug 30, 2017 — Herman Cain

The displacement of lives, hopes and dreams by Hurricane Harvey has been unprecedented by all measures. People and organizations offering unsolicited assistance has also been unprecedented.

That’s because helping one another in a disaster sees no color, political party affiliation or ideological marking. It brings out the best of humanity


Mr. President, you’re showing me how hard the job would have been

Aug 28, 2017 — Herman Cain

I used to wonder what it would have been like if I had ended up in the White House as president, being a problem-solving business leader with no previous experience as a political office holder. I don’t wonder anymore, because now I know.

His name is President Donald J. Trump.


Some of you have careened headlong into the crazy zone

Aug 27, 2017 — Herman Cain

In Texas, a man tried to blow up a Confederate statue, because these days statues are apparently the greatest threat to our lives, health and well-being. But not before taking a drink of the substance he intended to use to cause the explosion! He did spit it out, so I guess it didn’t taste good.

In New York, activists are protesting that the NFL is racist for not giving unpatriotic quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job, even though 69 percent of all NFL players are black. That’s a lot of black folk! You don’t suppose maybe teams just think Mr. Kneel For The Anthem is more trouble than he’d be worth, do you?


House Negroes stand up!

Aug 23, 2017 — Herman Cain

Since the Michigan Chronicle, a historically black Detroit-based newspaper, thinks Dr. Ben Carson is a “house Negro”, then I must be one also. Because that’s one of the names you get called by other black people when you are a success at something, and you do not buy into “black group think”, or act and say what they want you to say.

Maybe the Michigan Chronicle has not noticed that there are a lot of successful black people in prominent positions in America, because some of us have chosen to focus on performance and productive opportunities, rather than on the past. This is especially true of the current waste of time and distractions about statues, and who owned slaves 200 years ago.


My fellow blacks, please: Stop wasting time on statues and solve today’s problems

Aug 20, 2017 — Herman Cain

Atlanta’s Bishop Jerome Dukes was quoted widely in the media last week explaining why he thinks we should be spending time protesting statues of people from the Confederacy, and ultimately having them taken down.

He explains that some of our nation’s founders may have seemed like visionaries and trailblazers to some, but to African-Americans all that matters is that they owned hundreds of slaves.


Need a plan to replace ObamaCare, Republicans? Here it is:

Aug 15, 2017 — Herman Cain

“Man wondering among trees cannot see the forest.”

Sadly, this is what our 535 members of Congress are doing, and they can’t solve the health care and health insurance mess as a group. They bump into special interests who have supported their re-election campaigns, or they are trying to protect current sweeteners in current law, or they get bogged down with procedures, or they are trying to pay back old political favors.


Even in the face of a madman’s nuclear threats, Democrats still take potshots at Trump

Aug 13, 2017 — Herman Cain

There used to be an expression that said “politics stops at the water’s edge.” Some people took it to mean that you never criticized the president when he was out of the country, but what it really meant was that, when the president was facing an international threat or challenge and trying to protect the country, that was not the time to be taking partisan potshots at him.

If we had a liberal president who was trying to impose single-payer health care, massive tax increases and crushing new business regulations, I would not with the liberal president success on any of those initiatives. In my view, they would be wrong for the country.